Is this the saddest year for video games?

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#1 Edited by iandizion713 (16025 posts) -

Seems this year has been filled with disappointments. One after another. Why cant we catch a break, where are our games? These companies keep releasing straight bullshat. Hot donkey da doodoo. And it appears to be no end in sight. I mean most exciting game so far is a damn Mobile game. Wtf is going on with gaming. Can Pokemon Sun/Moon save us? Can Nintendo bring us back to glory? Or will we just continue to be disappointed release after release.

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#2 Posted by deactivated-583e460ca986b (7240 posts) -

It's gamers entitlement and expectations that are sad. There hasn't been a better time to be a gamer. And I've been gaming since the 80's.

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#3 Posted by silversix_ (26347 posts) -

2013,2014,2015 were all worse than 2016. If you're a sheep, tho... well, you're used to have 0-2 games per year so you shouldn't be complaining

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#4 Edited by iandizion713 (16025 posts) -

@silversix_: O no, ive been enjoying Kirby Planet Robobot. Its one of my favorite games of all time. Im just talking in general, weve had big hyped games become very disappointing.

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#5 Posted by aigis (7354 posts) -

@iandizion713 said:

Can Nintendo bring us back to glory?

nope

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#6 Posted by iandizion713 (16025 posts) -

@aigis: Guess well have to find out.

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#7 Posted by with_teeth26 (9631 posts) -

Last few months have been rough but we got some great games from January - May, if the next few months deliver some good game I think it will have been a pretty solid year

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#8 Edited by aigis (7354 posts) -

@iandizion713: They only have pokemon this year right? I like pokemon and im sure it will be good, but honestly, I havent really cared about pokemon for a while now. I'll probably pick it up, but its by no means a goty type title to turn the year around

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#9 Posted by iandizion713 (16025 posts) -

@aigis: Pokemon, Mario Party, Paper Mario, Super Mario Maker, and Super Mario Run. Plus many cool ones from third party.

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#10 Edited by logicallizard07 (325 posts) -

I am having a pretty good year with games

-The Division

-Kirby Planet Robobot

-Doom

-Witcher 3 DLC

-Grand Kingdom

-Ratchet and Clank

-No Man's Sky

-Uncharted 4

and we still have on the way

-Pokemon Sun/Moon

-Final Fantasy 15

-Gears of War 4

-Skyrim Remaster

Plus a few more other people may enjoy. Don't really see how this was a bad year, at least not for me.

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#11 Posted by deactivated-5ac102a4472fe (7431 posts) -

Nope the year started out pretty strong, but people do tend to have a really short memory when it comes to these things.

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#12 Posted by xantufrog (11704 posts) -

I dunno, a lot of great games cam out this year - Doom, Ratchet and Clank, Total War: Warhammer, Inside, etc

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#13 Edited by iandizion713 (16025 posts) -

@logicallizard07: I agree, ive had an amazing year too.

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#14 Edited by aigis (7354 posts) -

@iandizion713 said:

@aigis: Pokemon, Mario Party, Paper Mario, Super Mario Maker, and Super Mario Run. Plus many cool ones from third party.

  • Pokemon - will be good
  • Mario Party - will suck
  • Paper Mario - will suck
  • Mario Maker - port/will suck
  • Mario Run - gimmick/will suck

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#15 Posted by iandizion713 (16025 posts) -

@aigis: Sure thing.

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#16 Posted by aigis (7354 posts) -

@iandizion713: I'd like to be presently surprised, but a lot of it will suck. We can at least agree the new mario party will suck though

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#17 Posted by uninspiredcup (35093 posts) -

Mostly been playing old ass games and having a blast.

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#18 Edited by QuadKnight (12916 posts) -

Eh, I don't know about that. I've enjoyed R&C and Uncharted, and there have been a few good multiplats like Doom and Overwatch. Maybe if you only game on WiiU it's mediocre. What was the last release for WiiU, I can't remember.

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#19 Edited by iandizion713 (16025 posts) -

@aigis: Well see. Gone be a good year.

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#20 Posted by thehig1 (7355 posts) -

Its not as good as 2015, but I rate 2015 as one of the best years in gaming in recent times.

This year I have enjoyed

- Dark Souls 3 (my game of the year)

- XCOM 2

- Dues Ex Mankind Divided

- The Banner Saga 2

- Doom

Hmm, thats it really.

Compared to 2015 there was

- Fallout 4

- The Witcher 3

- Life is Strange

- Undertale

- Rise of the Tom Raider

- Pillars of Eternity

- Just Cause 3

- Cities Skylines

- Project Cars

- Metal Gear Solid 5

- SOMA

- Dying Light

- Kerbal space Program

- Rocket League

What a year last year was

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#21 Edited by iandizion713 (16025 posts) -

@quadknight said:

Eh, I don't know about that. I've enjoyed R&C and Uncharted, and there have been a few good multiplats like Doom and Overwatch. Maybe if you only game on WiiU it's mediocre. What was the last release for WiiU, I can't remember.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE.

@thehig1: O yeah, last year was amazing.

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#22 Posted by deactivated-5cf0a2e13dbde (12935 posts) -

Meh, there is always a steady stream of awesome games on pc, that is. R6 Siege, Doom, Witcher 3 Blood and Wine, Deus Ex MD are all keeping me occupied, along with the backlog of 2015 games I still have yet to finish.

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#23 Posted by Renegade_Fury (20680 posts) -
  • Blood and Wine
  • Street Fighter V
  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 2
  • Ace Attorney 6
  • AM2R
  • DoDonPachi Resurrection Black Label
  • Doom
  • Shantae 4
  • Overwatch
  • Xenoverse 2
  • All of my old games

I'm good.

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#24 Posted by mems_1224 (56917 posts) -

Its been a good year.

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#25 Edited by getyeryayasout (12534 posts) -

It's been solid if unremarkable. Several good games, little in the way of 'holy shit!' moments like we had 3 years into last gen though.

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#26 Posted by Maroxad (15287 posts) -

You post this, as news of Chris Metzen, one of the biggest talentless hacks in the gaming industry left the industry.

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#27 Posted by iandizion713 (16025 posts) -

@Maroxad: RIP Thrall. For the Horde!

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#28 Posted by jcrame10 (5239 posts) -

Fire Emblem Fates (Conquest), Uncharted 4 and Ratchet and Clank saved the first half of the year.

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#29 Posted by Zen_Light (2143 posts) -

Doom

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Fire Emblem Fates

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II

Bravely Second

XCOM 2 (consoles)

Gears of War 4

7th Dragon III Code VFD

Uncharted 4

Odin Sphere Leiftrasir

Final Fantasy XV

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past

Dragon Quest Builders

Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse

Yokai Watch 2

Pokémon Sun/Moon

The Last Guardian

Paper Mario Color Splash

Great year so far with much greatness yet to come. Go play some games and get away from system wars.

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#30 Edited by zassimick (10460 posts) -

There has been some solid releases, a lot of which I haven't picked up. I think the only 2016 releases I've purchased are Uncharted 4: A Thief's end and Stories: The Path of Destinies, so I haven't been incredibly fond of this year. I do still have a number of games coming, though: Gears of War 4, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, The Last Guardian, Pokémon Sun/Moon, Final Fantasy XV, and I still have to get The Witcher 3's DLC.

So far, I don't think it has been an all-too exciting year for gaming. A lot of delays, some dead spots, and me just playing older games which have been amazing. But there is a lot of exciting stuff for me in the back end, so I can't complain too much.

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#31 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (25254 posts) -

A lot of gamers here have no idea what real sadness in video gaming was. I wonder how they would feel back in the mid 80's when the only readily available consoles in stores were the Atari 2600 Jr, 5200, and 7800. All three had similar games with almost similar graphics.

Talk about stale. Luckily the NES was just around the corner although not many (including myself) knew it existed.

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#32 Posted by Jak42 (1093 posts) -

I only have a PS4. And yet, I have no shortage of games to play.

The Destiny Rise of Iron expansion, looks to add 80+ hours of Destiny game time for me.

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#33 Edited by iandizion713 (16025 posts) -

@Zen_Light: O i have loved the games so far. I was talking about big hyped disappointments. Kirby Planet Robobot is one of my favorite games of all time.

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#34 Posted by Zen_Light (2143 posts) -

@iandizion713 said:

@Zen_Light: O, i have loved the games so far. I was talking about big hyped disappointments. Kirby Planet Robobot is one of my favorite games of all time.

Most AAA games these days are just over-hyped failed experiments or tired retreads.

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#35 Posted by iandizion713 (16025 posts) -

@Zen_Light: I agree. Thats why im looking forward to what Nintendo is bringing to the table coming soon. Ive been enjoying their games so much i get buried in them.

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#36 Posted by adsparky (1454 posts) -

No, most of the games are what they were meant to be.

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#37 Posted by ConanTheStoner (17373 posts) -

I swear I've seen this thread a few times a year, every year, since forever.

It's been a good year for me.

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#38 Posted by GhostHawk196 (1337 posts) -

Yes very sad if you're a xboned, Microsoft exclusives have been flop after flop

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#39 Edited by freedomfreak (51274 posts) -

Only if you game on Nintendo systems.

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#40 Posted by iandizion713 (16025 posts) -

@freedomfreak: 3DS has had an amazing year though.

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#41 Posted by freedomfreak (51274 posts) -

@iandizion713: fo'shizzle

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#42 Posted by ominous_titan (1217 posts) -

It's been a good and really bad year . Bad is there's not enough new games and too many bombs. But the has been great new games this year also and pc is doing great ,steams concurrent users is impressive. We should be reaching a point where there's lots of new games for the latest consoles it's a total bummer waiting for it.

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#43 Posted by KEND0_KAP0NI (1231 posts) -
@silversix_ said:

2013,2014,2015 were all worse than 2016. If you're a sheep, tho... well, you're used to have 0-2 games per year so you shouldn't be complaining

TLoU

GTA5

Metro Last Light

Ass Creed Black Flag

Bio Infinite

BattleField 4

Saint Row 4

Tomb Raider

Injustice Among God

Crysis 3

Gone Home

Dead Space 3

Guacamelee

Arma 3

all came out in 2013.

2014 and 2015 were boring, 2016 has been shit too, but mostly on the PS4 and nintendo system (its always bad on nintendo system anyways)

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#44 Posted by jg4xchamp (61804 posts) -

**** no, we got good stuff this year like The Witness, XCom 2, Overwatch, Dark Souls 3. Otherwise every year has had games that don't live up to expectations, it happens, no big deal.

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#45 Posted by Kinky-Unikorn (916 posts) -

People just complain and moan about everything and some of you let a score dictate whether you buy a game or not...lol. Lots of good games have come out this year, Uncharted 4, Overwatch, Total Warhammer, & Doom to name a few...We still have the rest of the year with Gears of War 4, Horizon III, & I'm hoping Mafia III turns out to be good, looking forward to that game as well!

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#46 Posted by napo_sp (649 posts) -

It's a great year for pc gaming so far so I don't know wtf is OP talking about, lol.

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#47 Posted by R4gn4r0k (31610 posts) -

Wuuuuuuuuuut, I had so many games to play this year and so many still to look forward to :/

I even have to stop buying games now because I'll lack time to get around to any and I'll only get a PS4 (along with all the games I missed on it) next year.

Frankly, 2016 is amazing.

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#48 Posted by Cloud_imperium (14976 posts) -

2014 was way worse. 2016 is overall a very good year:

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak
  • Uncharted 4
  • Rachet and Clank
  • Dark Souls 3
  • Total War: Warhammer
  • The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
  • Doom
  • Deponia: Doomsday
  • XCom 2
  • Overwatch etc

Upcoming... Shadow Warrior 2, Dishonored 2, Civilization 6, Deathwing and so on.

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#49 Posted by lamprey263 (36212 posts) -

Everybody needs to chill, eat a Snickers.

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#50 Edited by AzatiS (14969 posts) -

@iandizion713 said:

@aigis: Pokemon, Mario Party, Paper Mario, Super Mario Maker, and Super Mario Run. Plus many cool ones from third party.

Wow , what an amazing year of titles ... lets see .. Mario , MArio , Mario and Mario ... and pokemon !

I shit my pants there ! ..... Ill go buy Wii U right now ! EPIC gameplay experiences , or graphical or different or ones we havent seen before !

Sheep and their double standards